Kids Saving The Rainforest Succeeds in GlobalGiving's Accelerator, Becomes Recognized Partner of GlobalGiving
(July 6, 2018) Kids Saving The Rainforest announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Kids Saving The Rainforest successfully raised $5,100 from 45 unique individual donors to support their project, "Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation." "We're thrilled to have Kids Saving The Rainforest as part of our community. Kids Saving The Rainforest has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Kids Saving The Rainforest, knowing that they'll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work." "Our headquarters continue to make positive changes in the health of the sloths, titi monkeys and hundreds of abandoned, sick or injured animals who are helped and then released from our Wildlife Rescue Center. Our current Reforestation Project aims to reforest 117 Hectares of land in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica a reforestation project that will serve as a biological bridge for several species in the area and will be used for education and investigation.", said Wendy Rubiano, project leader at Kids Saving The Rainforest. "Visit our project, 'Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation' to learn how even $10 can make a difference: http://goto.gg/33346. About Kids Saving The Rainforest The Mission of Kids Saving the Rainforest is to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast by rehabilitating wildlife, conducting original scientific research, training volunteers, and promoting conservation. About GlobalGiving GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. GlobalGiving makes it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make the world a better place. Any registered nonprofit is welcome to apply for the GlobalGiving Accelerator Program: GlobalGiving.org/accelerator/
We would like to introduce you to Holly, the watercolor naturalist who does watercolor painting as part of her hobbies. Holly just recently finished painting a three-toed sloth and uploaded it to Youtube. She talks about the biology of sloths, the differences between different species, their conservation, and much more! Holly talks about KSTR towards the end of the video and also mentioned that she will be donating 15% of proceeds of each print sale of this painting to KSTR! That's amazing! You can view the time-lapse sloth painting by clicking the video. You can also help Holly create more quality videos as well as help KSTR by heading over to Holly's Etsy website and getting your very own sloth painting!
Started by two nine-year-old girls, and supported today by millions of children and adults alike, Kids Saving the Rainforest is a non-profit organization focused on protecting Earth’s luscious rainforests and the species inside them. We work to improve education about the ecological importance of rainforests and create programs that protect their native animals. There are several successful KSTR projects to support including the Wildlife Sanctuary, Rescue Center and Reforestation Program. Here are just five of the many different ways to support us.
Buy something from our wishlist
Our Wish List contains items that are needed in our sanctuary to help rescued animals recover and be released back into the wild faster. Items as simple as medical scissors, kitchen scales or travel maps can all make huge differences in our fight to protect these animals. Check out our list on Amazon here.
If you can’t donate money, but still have a passion for the environment and an interest in changing the world, come volunteer with KSTR! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for the help of all our volunteers. There are opportunities for supporters of all ages and availabilities. Come to the sanctuary for a night or stay for a month, or even enlist in our internship program! Any time that you can offer is highly valued and can you help us save the rainforest.
Rescue a Sloth
For just $35, you can sponsor a furry sloth friend through his rehabilitation at our sanctuary until we can release him back into the wild. KSTR has a much higher release rate than the average sanctuary, returning more than half of our animals back into the wild. For a slightly larger donation, you can also sponsor small mammals, birds, or monkeys. Check out our sponsorship page to see the other rescue options.
Tour our Wildlife Sanctuary
Come for a visit to see all the hard work we’ve been putting into saving the animals and restoring the rainforest to its natural glory. This tour is a great way to get up close and personal with monkeys like the endangered Titi Squirrel, Whiteface Capuchin, Spiders, Marmosets, and Tamarins! You will also see parrots and kinkajous, and experience the reason why we’re so passionate about saving these wonderful creatures.
Organize a fundraiser
Set up your own fundraising event to inspire donations from the community, but get creative with it! A tree planting event is a great way to interest others in KSTR and leave a lasting impact. Ask a local nursery to donate or discount some saplings and organize some friends and shovels and plant them for community members in exchange for a small donation. Use a free event planning tool to keep track of your donations and share your event online.
Any way that you can offer your support can go a long way and is greatly appreciated. Check out the “Our Projects” tab on our website for more information and to learn how important the work that you’re supporting is. AUTHOR: CARA BENSON COMMUNITY MANAGER HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/
Help us wish the President of Kids Saving the Rainforest a Happy Birthday! Jennifer Rice helped her daughter Janine Licare and her friend Aislin Livingstone begin an organization that would help children save the rainforest.
19 years later this organization has grown into having a Wildlife rescue center, a volunteer center, building Wildlife bridges and rescuing and rehabilitating around 200 animals a year.
Watch an interview with her where she explains the great work she has done.
Please help us celebrate her great work by donating to our #GlobalGivingcampaign at the link below:https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/kids-saving-the-rainforest-clinic-and-reforestation/
Happy Sloth Sunday - Father’s Day! This is Monty. When he arrived after a fall, he seemed very strong & healthy, but it turns out that he has a very serious heart condition. 🙁 He has had various tests & been assessed by a cardiologist...and the sad reality is that his chance of surviving long is very low... But we are doing everything we can for him & trying to give him the best chance at life, while letting him have supervised exercise...and trying to supply him with lots of his favorite leaves (including cinnamon, guarumo/cecropia & guarumo fruit). Thanks to the Costa Rican guide at the national park (who is a father), that helped us save him...and the cardiologist (who is a father) for guiding us on how to help him.
Kids Saving the Rainforest day volunteers making natural frozen treats with fruit for the monkeys that love them, to enrich the life of the animals in our care 🐒🍉🥕 If you'd like to learn more about our volunteer program, write to us at email@example.com 🐾
By Karma Casey Hello again Quepolandia readers! Its Karma, the spokes-kid for Kids Saving The Rainforest. Today, we are going to be talking a little bit about feeding wildlife, and how it affects them. You might think feeding wildlife is harmless fun, but you are actually hurting the animals and putting them in danger. Here are ten reasons not to feed wildlife you may not have thought of.
Monkeys are very susceptible to diseases on human hands. They can even die from the bacteria transferred off your hand that has no effect on you. We can also get diseases from them.
Migration to human-populated areas increases the risk of dog attacks, electrocutions, and being hit by cars.
Abnormal feeding leads to aggressive behavior.
Contrary to the stereotype, bananas are terrible for monkeys! Bananas have a lot of sugar in them . The sugar leads to aggression, sugar addiction, and sometimes their teeth will even rot out!
Feeding wildlife creates a dangerous dependency on humans. That diminishes the animal’s survival abilities. Their whole lives are based around finding food in the wild, and feeding them changes their habits of looking for wild foods such as seeds, insects, small lizards, and fruits growing in trees.
Contact with humans facilitates poaching and the pet trade.
Pregnant monkeys who are fed bananas, will not give birth to healthy babies. The babies will be malnourished, or die before birth.
Monkeys need to travel an average of 17 kilometers each day to be in good physical condition. Once people start feeding them, they stop traveling for their natural foraging.
Not only do we pass disease on to wildlife, but they can pass diseases to us as well.
The Law of the Wildlife says that it is prohibited to feed wild animals unless they are going to die. This is the rainforest. There is plenty of food everywhere, and animals don’t need our help to get it!
Costa Rica is a great place to visit to see wildlife, but we have to respect them and keep them wild and free! If you are a visitor to our area, please respect the wildlife and never try to feed or touch any animal. Feeding a wild animal one time can a have long-lasting impact on that animal’s life. If they are not expecting food from humans, you will be able to observe and photograph wildlife in a much more natural way. Another great tip is not to use your flash when photographing animals. It bothers their eyes, especially nocturnal animals like the two-fingered sloth. The flash blinds them, and they can’t see where they are going, which is probably to the safety of a tree. Crowding animals also really stresses them out!
If you are a local, please help us educate our visitors on how to be respectful to wildlife. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a hand-out to hang up about reasons not to feed wildlife in your hotel, business, or rental home. Well, now you know why it is bad to feed the wildlife. I hope that if you have fed the wildlife, you have now learned from your mistakes. Everyone can change for the better! If you see someone feeding wildlife, try to talk to them about all the really bad effects this can have on that animal. Even if you are a kid, use your voice and speak up for wildlife! Keep our planet natural, and healthy! Don’t forget, if you find injured or orphaned wildlife, contact our veterinarian via What’s App at our emergency animal line, 88-ANIMAL. See you next time!
*A special thanks to Manuel Cabalceta of Manuel’s Tours, an experienced naturalist tour guide that helps show visitors the wonders of the rainforest in Manuel Antonio National Park. He works hard to educate people on how to treat wildlife while in our area, and was kind enough to provide these photos he has taken of monkeys being fed by humans in order to help educate the public and stop this negative behavior.
Lavalamp arrived at KSTR in May 2017 after being severely electrocuted, after a lot of of hard work we were finally able to let here go free again at the same spot where she had been found. 🏝️🌿 It took the entire rescue, clinic and rehab team almost a year to get dear Lavalamp back in the right physical condition to release her. The past few weeks we have been observing her movements by night in our football field sized bootcamp area, where she seemed to make great progress in terms of muscle development, general movement and de-socializing from humans completely.
Lots of love, from Lizzie in the jungle and Lavalamp from the wild, finally.
Last Chance to Donate for the Global Giving AcceleratorThere are only 2 days left in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator! Time is running out! Make your donation today! Thank you for your continued support and effort!
KSTR New Spokes kid Karma's March Article.Karma writes a monthly column in the magazine educating readers on important conservation issues and keeping tourists and locals alike up to date on what's going at KSTR. If you''d like to read her latest article, check it out here! http://www.quepolandia.com/
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Due to no cell service in our area, please use the free mobile app "WhatsApp". Change to and message our WhatsApp line for tours: 506-8599-7341 You can also email us at: Chip@kstr.org or Jennifer@kstr.org
Kids Saving the Rainforest 3790 El Camino Real, #206 Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
KSTR, Costa Rica P.O. Box 297-6350 Quepos, Costa Rica 60601
Thank you for helping us to save the wildlife in the rainforest!
Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization that works with local and international community to save the rainforest, with our reforestation, corporate social responsibility, wildlife sanctuary and bridge programs.